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Friday Fright Fest | Most Disturbing Horror Movies

TW/ Mentions Graphic Scenes, Sexual Abuse, Bloody Violence, Sadistic Torture, and mentions of Child Sexual Exploitation

Today, we’re looking at the five most disturbing horror movies that I have ever watched.

Yes, these movies are all classified as being of the Horror genre, so this list is still one of my series. I’m warning you now, every movie on this list is deeply disturbing and is -not- a movie that any children should be watching. Hell, adults probably shouldn’t watch these movies. I made the sacrifice for you and I’ll tell you what makes each film just way too much.

Warning: The Horror movies on this list are all extremely disturbing. Viewer and reader discretion is highly advised. There will be spoilers and graphic/controversial subject matter. Continue at your own discretion.

#5. Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door | 2007 | United States

Rated R for sadistic torture and sexual abuse, nudity, language and strong sexual dialogue – all involving (implied) children

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In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters, Meg and disabled Susan are placed in the care of their mentally unstable aunt Ruth. But Ruth’s depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, Willie, Ralphie, and Donny the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy, David whose life will be changed forever.

We’re starting off this list with a doozy of a film that, the first time I watched it, I actually had to turn off because it just made my stomach churn. This is the only movie on this list that I actually turned off the first time I watched it. I can handle all the blood and guts you can throw at me, but there is one scene in particular with this movie that is just -way- too freaking much.

The Girl Next Door is based on a true case. In 1965, a young girl named Sylvia was beaten, starved, raped, and taunted by her former neighborhood friends and by her caregiver. While her sister survived, Sylvia died from all the trauma and the case was brought to trial, raising awareness of child abuse and bullying. This film is graphic in its portrayal of what the poor child endured.

The one scene I mentioned above involves a blowtorch and female genitalia. I won’t say anything more. If you’re into this kind of thing, go ahead and give this film a watch. It’s actually a pretty good movie, but it is just way too much. It’s not scary but it is freaking hard to watch. I’m not going to go into any more details here, watch at your own discretion.

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